Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Here's my car



This is the car I want! Had to try about six different photos (well, they were all the same photo, but from different sites) to get it to upload.

MENACING ROUSH STAGE 3 BLACKJACK MUSTANG SET TO STALK THE HIGHWAYS

LIVONIA, Mich. (February 19, 2007) – If Batman owned a Mustang, the new 2007 ROUSH Stage 3 BlackJack would most certainly be the ride of choice for the Caped Crusader. This menacing 430 horsepower tone-on-tone limited edition pony car comes straight from the mind of Jack Roush himself and is set to stalk the streets of Gotham City, and the rest of the country.

Jack Roush had the vision, and the ROUSH Stage 3 BlackJack Mustang is the result. He personally developed the content of this black-on-black car, and a prototype build was his vehicle of choice while at many of the NASCAR Nextel Cup events during the 2006 season. That particular Mustang recently ended up on the Barrett-Jackson auction block as an extremely collectible one-of-a-kind car. Now, ROUSH Performance is set to offer a limited edition run of 100 ROUSH Stage 3 BlackJack Mustangs, all of which have been pre-sold through their ROUSH-authorized Ford dealer base.

"I am involved with all the vehicles that ROUSH Performance builds, but the Stage 3 BlackJack is really the first one which was entirely my design and I am quite proud of how well it turned out," said Jack Roush. "When I drove the prototype around the NASCAR tracks last season it got a lot of attention, mainly due to the intimidating theme of the car. Of course, the distinctive rumble of a ROUSHcharged™ V-8 engine turns a lot of heads, too."

Jack Roush's heritage as the winningest name in racing reverberates throughout the vehicle, starting with the powertrain which is what ROUSH Performance is so well known for. The polished ROUSHcharger™ system with a smaller pulley boosts the horsepower to 430 (with 400 lb.-ft. torque) which is the most in the history of the company. This system includes a Roots-style M90 supercharger, 38 lb.-hr. fuel injectors, ROUSH-designed intake manifold, intercooler assembly with radiator and a custom ROUSH ECM calibration to maximize optimal fuel and spark.

Aesthetics were also a big part of Roush's vision for the Stage 3 BlackJack, starting with the matte black 21-inch stripe across the center of the black paint and the addition of the seven-piece ROUSH aerobody kit. Polished billet aluminum accessories, such as radiator, oil and strut tower caps, can be found throughout the engine compartment which contributes to the exciting package for street or track driving. Enthusiast drivers will immediately notice the handling of the vehicle has been improved by the addition of the Stage 3 suspension package which swaps out the stock front struts, rear shocks, front and rear springs, front and rear sway bar and jounce bumpers for ROUSH-engineered high performance versions.

Roush was also adamant about including the new ROUSH wheel hop reduction kit to help the rear wheel performance in low traction conditions. This is the only wheel hop kit on the market with a minimal NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) hit and no reduction in bushing life. Other manufacturers trade off anti-hop for a lot of noise, harshness and poor durability of the joints. The stopping rate is greatly improved with the addition of the ROUSH brake kit, a 14-inch, two-piece slotted rotor with four-piston calipers on the front and slotted rear rotors.

Interior upgrades include charcoal leather seating with an embroidered Stage 3 BlackJack logo, white electroluminescent gauges, billet aluminum pedal kit and short throw shifter with black shifter ball. The car comes standard with the ROUSH carbon fiber design dash trim kit and embroidered floor mats. Even the door sills have been upgraded in this model.

A ROUSH Stage 3 BlackJack serialized badge is riveted to the engine compartment, along with a Stage 3 signature badge which is personally engraved with the signature of the ROUSH Performance technician which hand-assembled the vehicle in the company's Livonia, Mich., facility. To further validate the 100 cars, each will come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jack Roush.

Once you get behind the wheel you will immediately see why we claim that "Between a race car and a road car... Is a ROUSH car."

But sadly, they've all been pre-ordered and sold. Well, I couldn't have afforded one anyway, at $56,000. But what a gorgeous car if you love Mustangs! My first car was a 1971 Mustang Mach I and I've loved them ever since. We drove that car down to Central America for our honeymoon, sold and left it there. We flew back to Miami and I bought a a Ford Stallion. I've always wanted another car like the Mach I, it truly was my first love (in cars). What's your favorite car? First car?

12 Comments:

Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

SAW-WEEEEET car!

My very first car was a Mustang too....I think it was a 1978...and it had T-tops that leaked like CRAZY when it would rain...but I LOVED LOVED LOVED that car! ;)

My absolute favorite auto was my 1986 full size Ford Bronco...it was baby blue and white and I swear if I had the money, I'd track it down, buy it back, completely restore it and drive it around...I miss that truck so much!

6:42 AM  
Blogger deni said...

I always wanted a mustang, woo that one is HOT!!

Too bad the price tag is a little too rich for my blood.

Of course, I love my Jeep, and my next choice is a Grand Prix, I sure do miss the one I had, she was a HOT little Bitchmobile.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Heh, my first *new* car, right off the lot, was a mustang (02'). But I'm happy with my VW Jetta, get's better MPG anyways. But oh, if I had the money for a second "I just drive it in the summer" car, it'd be a Mustang.

7:55 AM  
Blogger ordinarygirl said...

Nice car!

My first car was a little Toyota truck that I inherited from my older brother. It had a lot of mileage and the sunroof leaked (I cauked it shut), but it was the most fun of any of my vehicles since to drive. I miss having a standard shift.

8:00 AM  
Blogger BikerCandy said...

My first car was a Fiat Spyder. It was a small red convertable that had my name painted on the side. I loved loved that car...even though I had to push start it more times than not because the starter broke quite frequently.

My dream car right now is a Lexus or Mercedes SUV. I think I'm a grown up now and I want a luxury car with room.

9:39 AM  
Blogger katie said...

That car looks pretty nice! I'm not much of a car person, I just want something that gets me from point A to point B. My first car was an 86 mazda 323. That thing was a workhorse!

12:52 PM  
Blogger glomgold said...

Whew! At first I thought you posted a picture of your actual car and I was overcome with a tad bit of jealousy.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Oh...wow. That looks like one sweet ride.

Right now...I would like a Hummer. I am so frackin sick of sliding all over the road as snowstorm after snowstorm pelts us prairie people.....

7:46 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

My first car was a 1968 Mustang Fastback. If you've ever seen Steve McQueen in Bullit, that was my car.

The car in this photo is hot, hot, hot.

Love it!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

Favourite car? Probably a Deuce Coupe ('32 Ford) I'll never own one though. It's a classic collector's car. Bux deluxe. My first car was a '63 Impala 2-dr hardtop. I souped it up with a big engine and a 4-speed transmission and custom interior. That car was SWEET!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Rafe said...

nice car.. now all one needs is to set aside a bit of money, for speeding tickets...

my 1st car was a hand me down, 1991 toyota tercel, it wasn't fancy, but it certainly took me from point a to point b, sometimes even point c

8:31 AM  
Blogger lauren said...

Nice car!
I always wanted a new car. My first choice is roush too. But too it fit my budget. I guess i have to keep my ford mustang first and buy some ford parts for better performance.

7:25 PM  

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